ICYMI: Weekly Roundup 📰

Check Out What You May Have Missed From Last Week

Acclaimed photographer Pete Thompson recently released “’93 Til,” a book that captures some of the most epic skateboard photographs from the late ’80s up through 2004.

Although he stepped away from shooting skating more than a decade ago, Thompson kept an insane archive of shots that he’s taken over the years. From Kenny Reed to Kareem Campbell and Tony Hawk, ‘93 Til captures some amazing moments in skate history and is one of the most comprehensive photo books out there. We can only hope to see more like it.

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🗞 Now You Know

    • Legendary skateboard photographer Grant Brittain sat down to chat process, practice, art, and fame with Mac Premo.
    • Last night, Vans is premiered “The Tony Alva Story” over on its YouTube channel. The documentary “chronicles Alva’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica, his rise to superstardom, and everything that came next.”
    • Ray Barbee officially announced he’s joining Krooked via a new ad shot by photographer Anthony Acosta.
    • Tyshawn Jones made a rad guest appearance in a new *checks notes* Vogue video. Jones along with a slew of other celebs pay tribute to everything — and everyone — that makes New York… New York.
    • In honor of their latest collab, Vans linked up with the man in charge of Quasi, Chad Bowers. In a new profile video, Bowers shares insight into his creative process and perspective running Quasi.
    • John Dilorenzo aka “Dilo” turned pro for Almost. The news was announcedon Dwindle Distribution‘s IG earlier this week.
    • In an effort to help get the entire skateboarding community across the United States to Vote, September 17th, 2020 has unofficially been dubbed #SkatersVoteDay.
    • After parting ways with Meow back in April, Leo Baker linked up with Cher Strauberry, and Stephen Ostrowski to start a new brand called Glue Skateboards.

🎥 Must Watch

1️⃣ Mexican native Brayan Coria dropped an insane part filmed entirely south of the border that has something for everyone. Nollie wallrides…Tre flips… and more.

2️⃣ The Sovereign Sect continues to add to its crew with its newest abductee Darius King. The ripper from Memphis makes his “Alien Workshop” debut this week.

3️⃣ Vague dropped a heavy part from Al Hodgson. “PAVILION” was filmed with O.W.L. (Orwellian World Landscape) Skateboards affiliates and friends in the city of Brighton and Hove.

4️⃣ British ripper, Alex Decunha lays down 3-minutes of heavy tech skating in the latest for Krux.

5️⃣ Alec Majerus scooped up the homies and packed themselves into a ‘Gnar-V’ sprinter camper van. 6,500 miles. 12 states. 2 weeks. 1 video.

And 5 more for ya…

1️⃣ Niv Halpern reminds us all not to take skating so seriously in “Funboarding.” This is what it’s all about.

2️⃣ Element Brazil premiered “Fortal,” a new edit featuring a handful of local team riders shot in one of the most beautiful seaside towns we’ve ever seen.

3️⃣ Blake Norris rips through San Francisco in his latest “Julia” part.

4️⃣ OJ Wheels recently released “CRUISIN Across America,” a short film featuring John Gardner as he pushes his way from LBC ➡️ NJ Skateshop.

5️⃣ To coincide with the release of his new adidas shoe, Lucas Puig’s is dropping a 🔥 part ripping through his local town in Biarritz, France doing what he does best.

📹 BONUS: Nyjah skates a Lamborghini inside The Berrics. Yup, you read that right.

🎒 Gear

    • Zero dropped new Chris Cole boards on its website this week. If you weren’t able to get your hands on a limited edition signed & numbered red foil MMXX Reaper don’t fret. There are still three other dope graphics that you can pick up. 
    • Skateism is out with a new shirt for a cause. 40% of the profits from the “United T-shirt” will be donated to “The Okra Project.”
    • Evisen Skateboards is teasing its FW2020 collection and the pieces look 👌
    • Fresh off of launching the first-ever skate shoe for Louis Vuitton, Lucien Clarke is helping usher in a collab between Venture Trucks and Palace Skateboards.
    • Vague Mag has teamed up with CHPO and illustrator Daniel Clarke to design the Vague watch, with a portion of proceeds going to support The Ben Raemers Foundation.

Quick pause for a short mental break because we got A LOT of hard and softgoods this week. OKAY, keep reading…

    • Baker’s Presley Collection with art by you guessed it, Tim Presley is now available at a shop near you.
    • Visual is out with a slew of new pro model boards from Joey Brezinski.
    • Nik Stain’s pro model for Hockey is finally available for your pushing pleasure.
    • HUF dropped a special capsule collection in collaboration with the Harold Hunter Foundation. The release features a limited tee and hoodie celebrating Harold’s legacy with a portion of proceeds being donated to HHF.
    • Supreme and Vans linked up for three renditions of the Old Skool and Half Cab. 
    • Chocolate released a handful of one-offs including boards and apparel like Flaco’s “Scorpion” deck.
    • Cariuma strategically chose high-quality, natural materials to create a sustainable, long-lasting skate shoe.


New Deal Skateboards has teamed up with iconic artist and Obey founder, Shepard Fairey for a capsule collection. Fairey developed a close relationship with New Deal founder Andy Howell over the years even helping relaunch New Deal at his Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles late last year.

The collection drops on Monday, 9/28 at 3:43 pm PST. Huge caveat. We only think it’s PST because New Deal is out on the west coast. IG posts and everything we’ve seen online only mentions the capsule “drops at 3:43 pm.”